To the people who think life is
just a movie like The Matrix,
where the laws of reality
bend to their will and they can soar
like a wren … or a buzzing fly
or Emily damned Dickinson
after leaping from tall buildings:
Jump off a building while I watch.
Oh please … please, please, please … let me watch.
I swear to applaud when you land.
You’ll get a standing ovation
and a loud, gleeful cheer from me
and the members of Van Halen.
Especially David Lee Roth.